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1.3 diesel engine questions

I have just purchased a 2015 500l 1.3 diesel. I'm just wondering about the timing chain/belt. I was told by the garage that its a chain that needs changing around the 130000 mile mark but the manual says its a belt that needs changing every 120000 klm or every 6 years. This is line 3 on the attached picture from the manual.
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Quote Originally Posted by ml500 View Post
I have just purchased a 2015 500l 1.3 diesel. I'm just wondering about the timing chain/belt. I was told by the garage that its a chain that needs changing around the 130000 mile mark but the manual says its a belt that needs changing every 120000 klm or every 6 years. This is line 3 on the attached picture from the manual.
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The garage is right it's a timing chain
And 130k is a reasonable millage to have it changed it as these engines have a habit of snapping them if not looked after
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Your totally right, I read it as 1.3 version engines look at item 3. My mistake thanks for clearing it up for me!
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Re: 1.3 diesel engine questions

Hi
Mine snapped at 117k without warning
I had full service history and oil changed every 10k
I would suggest you get it done earlier than 100k
When it snapped it broke the rockers as well
I had the engine reconditioned in the end as the replacement i bought turned out to be a dog
See fiorino section
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Re: 1.3 diesel engine questions

Diesels are good for 80,000 on the cambelt and petrol is good for 100,000 miles
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Quote Originally Posted by ijc1977 View Post
Diesels are good for 80,000 on the cambelt and petrol is good for 100,000 miles
No the petrol engines are not good for 100k on the cambelt
And the 1.3 has a chain not a belt
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Re: 1.3 diesel engine questions

My bad it's the other way round lol
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Re: 1.3 diesel engine questions

Quote Originally Posted by ml500 View Post
I have just purchased a 2015 500l 1.3 diesel. I'm just wondering about the timing chain/belt. I was told by the garage that its a chain that needs changing around the 130000 mile mark but the manual says its a belt that needs changing every 120000 klm or every 6 years. This is line 3 on the attached picture from the manual.
To be safe i had my chain replaced round about 95'000 miles.
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